Halloween is a fun holiday for all ages, the day where we get to dress up and go from door to door asking for candy. Then we count and trade candy with our friends and family. One Reese's for two Hershey Kisses, two Kit-Kat’s for three Almond Joy’s, the list goes on and on. But this year is different. We don’t get to collect candy in our bags this year. Without trick or treating, we’ll have to improvise. First off, we all have to get into the Halloween spirit. For example, if you are a person who likes baking, make some pumpkin bread, apple pie, sweet potato cheesecake, pumpkin pudding, cinnamon apple chips, the possibilities are endless! Get creative with your baking and go out of your comfort zone. Decorate your houses, inside and out, with spooky decorations! Whenever I walk around the neighborhood and see all the decorations, it makes me so happy. And I bet it makes younger kids happy as well. Humans of all ages, decorating your houses can make someone’s day. And who wouldn’t want that?!
Costumes are still allowed! Costumes are so fun, especially when you get to show them off on Halloween night. Brainstorm costume ideas with your friends and family. And don’t forget about carving pumpkins! Pumpkins are essential when it comes to Halloween and fall. Remember, some farmer’s markets are open. Talk to your family about it, and if you can go, get some pumpkins at the pumpkin patch. And, why not get some apples when you’re there as well? Remember to wear a mask!!
Be creative with your pumpkins, and get your parents’ help with gutting them. The more creative, the more fun. Or you could just do a wacky face on your pumpkin. That’s totally fine as well. Do whatever makes you happy, then let your mom or dad take a picture of you with your pumpkin. While you’re at it, name your pumpkin! Some suggestions: Sadie, Reggie, Polly, Jim, Millie, Raven, Casper. I don’t know about you, but I think naming my pumpkin is so fun. My personal favorite is Reggie.
Neighborhoods are also thinking of a safe way of trick-or-treating. For example, a table in the middle of the neighborhood, where you can go and pick up candy. Or, certain houses will be the ones you go to, not the whole neighborhood. There are many safe ways to go trick-or-treating, but the neighborhood has to talk about it. Spark up a possibility with your family and make it happen!
Since this Halloween is on a Saturday, watch a movie! You don’t have to worry about school. This Halloween wasn’t what we deserved, but we can make it much better by doing our best to have fun. Having a good attitude and positivity can make this Halloween the one best yet.